Be Responsible. Know the facts. For consumer information, including Consumption Basics such as methods of use and important information on effects, please download Health Canada Consumer Information – Cannabis.
If you have any health issues, are using cannabis for medical purposes, or have questions about the effects of cannabis on your health, please speak with your healtcare practitioner.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has developed Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines to help Canadians make responsible choices. Their advice includes:
- Wait until after adolescence to use cannabis
- Be informed about the product you’re using
- Avoid smoking cannabis, as it can damage your lungs
- Keep your cannabis use occasional
- Avoid using cannabis if you are prone to psychosis or have a family history of psychosis or substance use disorders
- Avoid using cannabis if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Be Smart. NLC has developed online cannabis courses to educate retailers, employees and the general public to support responsible sale practices, ensure compliance with legislation, and reduce or limit harm of cannabis use.
Don’t Mix. Mixing alcohol and cannabis can intensify the effects of both and can have dangerous and unintended consequences.
Don’t Drive. Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death and injury in Canada. Cannabis use of any kind in vehicles, including motorized boats, is prohibited in Newfoundland and Labrador.